These days, diabetes, as well as pre-diabetes, almost seem like kind of a common thing… With 1.25 million people being affected by it in the United States alone. Diabetes is no treat once you have it and it often requires some sort of medication to get rid of it. But, doing more things that lead to a healthy lifestyle, such as exercise, good oral hygiene, and good food choices can help boost you back up to a life without diabetes, a better life.
So, today we have for you a list of foods that help fight diabetes and/or make life with the disease much easier. So, let’s get on with it, ENJOY!
Although beans aren’t the most popular food in the world, nor are they the favorites of many, but they’re absolutely amazing for diabetic patients to consume more of. Why? Because of their high fiber content and large amounts magnesium, as well as potassium. And, while pretty much every bean you could ever possibly think of or get at your local supermarket is delicious and healthy in some way for diabetes patients, Lentils, garbanzo, peas, and adzuki beans are probably the ones at the top of my list and definitely would be the ones that I would eat, as well the ones that I would recommend to a friend, whether or not they have diabetes.
Nuts are something have a favorite certain kind of, for many people it’s almonds, for others, pecans and many, many others. But why eat them? What do they do for me? And what do they do for diabetes patients? They contain healthy fats, magnesium, and fiber. Not only that, but they’re super filling so just a single small handful can fill you up for quite a while.
Many fruits are healthy, but the sugar in some of them can prove to be quite a problem for people with diabetes, however, berries are absolutely scrumptious, as well as being a big staple food for diabetic patients, some are sweet, some are tart, most are both, whatever flavor your favorite berry is, they’re all berries should be found in everyone’s kitchen. The reason that they’re just so good for you is because they have tons of antioxidants, as well as tons of fiber and other healthy nutrients and vitamins. Put them in yogurt, salads, smoothies and much, much more. They go great with just about anything.
Last, but most definitely not least, is whole grains, we’ve been hearing about whole grains and just how gosh darn good they are for you for what seems like forever… And for good reason, especially for people who suffer from diabetes. One, because it replaces lots of refined sugars in your diet, which are detrimental to your health anyway, whether or not you have diabetes. Two, they contain super valuable nutrients and vitamins such vitamin E, vitamin B, fiber and magnesium.
Just remember, if you are a loved one has diabetes, it is not the end of the world, you can easily live a happy, healthy lifestyle and, depending on what kind you have, there’s a good chance that with the correct actions that you can get rid of it.